Meet our Shortlisted Finalists at the Scottish Veterans Awards 2020!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years Scottish Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on the 1st April 2020. Sponsored by  TMT Construction and Veterans Employment & Training Solutions (V.E.T.S) and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Scotland!

Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted as finalists. We had 100’s of applications and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations.

We want to Inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen. Its you who will act as role models and in some cases mentors, remember Positivity breeds Positivity.

Our Finalists are :


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc Embroidery and Print 

Suzanne Fernando MBE BCAh
Brett Townsley BCA Omniscient Safety Innovations
Garry Cowan Sight Scotland Veterans
Ross Crockart Skyrora
Les Mason
James Renwick

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ridge Steel

Jeff Willaims Veterans United Against Suicide
Jason Hare Horesback UK
Peter Stewart Aberkil
Dean Stott
Chris Gillan Heroes Drinks


The Community Awards – Sponsored by Joint Force Alba

Marc Hutton Edinburgh Walking Group
Colin Butcher
Alan Deans
John Bradley
Jim Strachan Poppy Scotland
Graham Brash Edinburgh Airport
Fiona Laing

Contribution to the Scottish Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by (V.E.T.S) Veterans Employment & Training Solutions

John Owens MOD
Peter Stewart CTC Grampian
Charlie Brister Be Military Fit

Contribution to the Scottish Sport – Sponsored by TMT Construction

Bill Little Scotfilms
Gary Holt Falkirk FC
Chris Paterson


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors

Gavin Neate Neatebox
Darren Philpson Four one Safety Solutions
Mark Laird Lairds of Troon


Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors

Royal Bank of Scotland
RB safety Consultants Ltd
Lothian Buses


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

LCS Embroidery Ltd
Lairds of Troon
Omniscient Safety Innovations
Military Fitness Training


Volunteer of the Year –  Terrestres Servo Coronas

Jeff Williams Veterans United Against Suicide
Mark Harper The Veterans Garden
Colin Butcher
David Curruthers Sight Scotland Veterans

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by TMT Construction

John Owens MOD
Suzanne Fernando MBE BCAh
William Howieson Edinburgh Napier University


The Winners will be chosen by our independent Judging Panel, The Judging panels names and profiles will be released over the coming weeks.

Our Shortlisted  finalists will be filmed in the fantastic Location of Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 26th February, these  Videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself, you will also receive your finalist certificate on this fantastic morning.

All our Shortlisted Finalists will have the opportunity to purchase tickets between 3rd February – 14th February. If we have any remaining tickets left they will then go on sale to our supporters and the General public.

For more details please get in touch.